Women Exiting Prison

Women Exiting Prison

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Womena€™s incarceration is on the rise globally and this has significant intergenerational, economic and humanitarian costs for communities across the world. While there have been efforts to implement reform, particularly in countries such as Canada, UK, US and Australia, the growing evidence suggests womena€™s prisons and the support structures surrounding them are in crisis. This collection of critical essays presents groundbreaking research on womena€™s post-imprisonment policy, practice and experiences. It is the first collection to offer international perspectives on gender, criminalisation, the effects of imprisonment and women-centred approaches to the short and long-term support of women exiting prison. It offers cutting-edge insights into contemporary policy developments and womena€™s experiences across the US, the UK, Australia, Canada and Northern Ireland. The collection makes two important contributions. First, it marks a departure from an instrumental and individual focus on a€˜what worksa€™ to reduce womena€™s offending and re-offending behaviour - a prevailing approach within competing collections focused on post-release issues. Second, it presents critical, original research with robust empirical foundations to revive feminist criminological engagement around gender, imprisonment, and most critically, post-release management, support and survival. The collection will appeal to academics and community-based advocates, activists, lawyers and practitioners engaged in advocacy and service provision for imprisoned women. It is also an important and unique analysis for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying criminological and social science courses particularly those related to gender and crime, imprisonment and correctional policy and qualitative research methods.This question appears on every job application form she has ever completed, and intimidates Dorothy A. Even more anxiety ... With her prior work experience, a few college credits, and her certificate in building maintenance and custodial care earned ... Prison in Illinois, she believed that she could be a supervisor, but no hotel called her back for a position as a cleaner. ... description of a slice of Dorothya#39;s life to complicate conventional analyses of imprisonment that rely heavily onanbsp;...

Title:Women Exiting Prison
Author:Bree Carlton, Marie Segrave
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-05-02


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